Liverpool’s Dani Pacheco sees future ‘option’ at Norwich City

Former Norwich City loanee Dani Pacheco has admitted things are not going to plan at Liverpool – and Carrow Road may be a future destination should he leave.

The 20-year-old former Barcelona forward became a favourite with Canaries fans during his six appearances at the end of last season's promotion-winning campaign, helped by the fifth and final goal in the 5-1 rout of neighbours Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

On leaving, Pacheco was clearly warm to the idea of another loan spell in Norfolk if the opportunity came along, but was keen to see how things progressed at Anfield first.

However, the Spain Under-21 international remained out of Kenny Dalglish's squad on his return in May – bringing about the forward's apparent loss of patience.

And while boss Paul Lambert has completed his summer transfer business ahead of City's return to the Premier League, Pacheco hinted his fondness for City's fans could yet see him back at Carrow Road.

'I hoped for a lot more (at Liverpool); why should I deny it?' Pacheco told Spanish daily newspaper Diaro Sur.

'I was told I was going to have opportunities; quite simply, if they don't give me more opportunities, I am very clear I want to leave.

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'Above all, I want to play and if I have to leave to do that then there will be no problem.

'Some day I would like to return home. If it happens, it happens. I've become very fond of Norwich and their fans. It's another option for the future and I'll have to assess it.'

Pacheco, currently away with Spain Under-20s for their World Cup campaign in Columbia, has only 14 first team appearances for the Reds to his name since joining in 2007.

'Logically it's a disappointment to see that you don't have any playing time,' added Pacheco.

'But in such a situation all you can do is work and I hope to have minutes in the Under-20 World Cup to demonstrate what I am worth.'

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